Pacific Takes Second Straight

Southpaw senior returned to action after medical redshirt. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

STOCKTON -- An early hole was too much for the BYU baseball team as it lost 6-3 at the University of the Pacific on Friday.

Starting Cougar lefthander Patrick Wells (0-1) gave up six runs through two innings of work before being replaced by Jordan Muir. The freshman held the Tigers scoreless through 5 innings but the Cougar offense couldn't get going against UOP starter Jay Massetti (1-0). The Tigers, now 4-1, and Massetti held off the Cougars for seven strong innings giving up just two runs on three hits while striking out seven.

The Cougars, now 0-2, started the scoring early in the first inning off Massetti. After reaching on an UOP error, BYU's Kent Walton stole third base with one out. With Ben Saylor at second, Jeff Hiestand lofted a RBI double deep over the left fielder's head to score Walton from third and Saylor from second.

In the bottom half of the first Wells walked Adam Ching to start the inning. After a double to center by Jake Ross moved Ching to third, Justin Baum got Ching across for the first Tiger run on a fielder's choice.

Ross scored later from second on an RBI single to right field by Matt Berezay.

With BYU looking to increase its lead in top of third, Saylor reached on an error by the Tiger shortstop with one out. After Hiestand struck out, Saylor reached third on a two-out single down the right field line by Casey Nelson who then advanced to second on the throw. Kasey Ko grounded back to Massetti to end the Cougar threat and strand two men on base.

In the bottom of the third inning the Tigers' bats heated up as they batted around and chased Wells with no outs after he gave up two runs. BYU reliever Jordan Muir gave up two more runs while striking out two in the inning. Second baseman Daniel Vargas ended the inning with a leaping catch on a ball hit by Tiger hitter Justin Baum who had hit a homerun to lead off the inning.

Muir was able to get Tiger slugger Ross to strike out on a one-two checked swing to end the fifth, stranding two runners.

Batting second in the bottom of the sixth, Ramon Glasgow walked and then was moved over to second on a throwing error to first by Muir. Working in his fourth inning of relief, Muir picked Glasgow off at second for the second out of the inning then struck out Brindza on a two-two count to end the inning.

From the fourth inning to the seventh, Massetti retired 10 straight Cougar batters, including the three, four and five hitters in the fifth, before being replaced in the eighth inning by reliever Eric Stolp. The two combined to retire 13 straight Cougars through the eighth.

Freshman lefty Chris Highmark came into the game in relief of Muir to start the bottom of the seventh and struck out five of the seven batters he faced in two innings, allowing just a bunt single in the seventh. Highmark continued to dominate the Tiger hitters in the eighth inning as he struck out the side.

Ko led off the ninth for BYU with a single up the middle. Stetson Banks then came in to pinch run for Ko. After Dane Neilson struck out, Blake Crosby came in to pinch hit for Adrian Molina and Banks then took second base on Tiger defensive indifference. Pinch hitting, Austin Carter hit the first pitch he saw to second baseman Ching who had the ball glance off of his foot into center field. Stetson Banks then scored from second to make it six-three Tigers with two outs before Walton was retired to end the game.

The teams will wrap up their series Saturday afternoon.

Feb 10, 2006 at Stockton, Calif. (Stockton Ballpark)

BYU Cougars 3 (0-2)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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WALTON, Kent rf.......... 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2

VILLEZCAS, Marcos ss..... 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

SAYLOR, Ben 1b........... 3 1 1 0 1 1 5 0 0

HIESTAND, Jeff lf........ 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0

NELSON, Casey c.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 12 2 0

KO, Kasey dh............. 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3

BANKS, Stetson pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NIELSEN, Dane 3b......... 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0

MOLINA, Adrian cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

CROSBY, Blake ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

VARGAS, Daniel 2b........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0

CARTER, Austin ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WELLS, Patrick p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MUIR, Jordan p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

HIGHMARK, Chris p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 3 4 2 3 10 24 6 7

Pacific Tigers 6 (4-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB

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Ching, Adam 2b........... 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 1

Ross, Jake lf............ 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1

Baum, Justin 3b.......... 5 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 5

Berezay, Matt cf......... 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0

Glasgow, Ramon rf........ 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0

Brindza, Will 1b......... 3 1 0 0 0 1 6 1 0

Hamren, Erik dh.......... 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 3

Oliveira, Joe c.......... 4 0 2 1 0 0 10 0 0

Hall, Dale ss............ 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 0

Massetti, Luke p......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0

Stolp, Eric p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Spurgeon, Steve p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals................... 33 6 12 6 4 11 27 7 10

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU Cougars......... 200 000 001 - 3 4 1

Pacific Tigers...... 204 000 00X - 6 12 2

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E - MUIR(1); Ching, A.(2); Hall, D.(1). LOB - Cougars 7; Tigers 10. 2B -

HIESTAND(1); Ross, J.(1). HR - Baum, J.(1). HBP - MOLINA; Berezay, M.;

Brindza, W.. SH - Hall, D.(1). SB - WALTON(3); NIELSEN(1). CS - Berezay,

M.(2).

BYU Cougars IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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WELLS, Patrick...... 2.0 8 6 6 1 1 14 16

MUIR, Jordan........ 4.0 3 0 0 3 5 12 17

HIGHMARK, Chris..... 2.0 1 0 0 0 5 7 7

Pacific Tigers IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

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Massetti, Luke...... 7.0 3 2 1 3 7 25 29

Stolp, Eric......... 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Spurgeon, Steve..... 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 5 5

Win - Massetti, L. (1-0). Loss - WELLS (0-1). Save - None.

HBP - by Massetti, L. (MOLINA); by WELLS (Brindza, W.); by MUIR (Berezay, M.).

BK - Massetti, L.(1). PB - NELSON(2); Oliveira, J.(3).

Umpires - HP: Rod Barner 1B: Jim Lenau 3B: Bill Speck

Start: 6:00 pm Time: 2:57 Attendance: 372

WELLS faced 5 batters in the 3rd.

Game: PACBSB05

Play-by-Play

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU Cougars at Pacific Tigers - Play-by-Play

Feb 10, 2006 at Stockton, Calif. (Stockton Ballpark)

Score by Innings R H E

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BYU Cougars......... 200 000 001 - 3 4 1

Pacific Tigers...... 204 000 00X - 6 12 2

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BYU Cougars starters: 9/rf WALTON; 10/ss VILLEZCAS; 25/1b SAYLOR; 16/lf HIESTAND;

8/c NELSON; 33/dh KO; 19/3b NIELSEN; 1/cf MOLINA; 13/2b VARGAS; 4/p WELLS;

Pacific Tigers starters: 3/2b Ching, A.; 25/lf Ross, J.; 16/3b Baum, J.; 20/cf

Berezay, M.; 2/rf Glasgow, R.; 8/1b Brindza, W.; 28/dh Hamren, E.; 14/c Oliveira,

J.; 12/ss Hall, D.; 34/p Massetti, L.;

BYU Cougars 1st - WALTON reached on an error by ss, advanced to second.

VILLEZCAS popped up to p, bunt. SAYLOR walked. WALTON stole third. HIESTAND doubled

to left field, 2 RBI; SAYLOR scored; WALTON scored, unearned. NELSON reached on a

fielder's choice; HIESTAND out at third p to 3b. KO grounded out to 1b unassisted.

2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 1st - Ching, A. walked. Ross, J. doubled to center field;

Ching, A. advanced to third. Baum, J. grounded out to ss, RBI; Ching, A. scored.

Berezay, M. singled to right field, RBI; Ross, J. scored. Glasgow, R. singled up the

middle; Berezay, M. advanced to second. Brindza, W. flied out to cf. Hamren, E.

struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU Cougars 2nd - NIELSEN grounded out to p. MOLINA hit by pitch. VARGAS

struck out swinging. MOLINA advanced to second on a balk. MOLINA advanced to third

on a passed ball. WALTON struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1

LOB.

Pacific Tigers 2nd - Oliveira, J. flied out to cf. Hall, D. fouled out to c.

Ching, A. singled up the middle. Ross, J. grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0

errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 3rd - VILLEZCAS flied out to cf. SAYLOR singled up the middle.

HIESTAND struck out swinging. NELSON singled to right field, advanced to second on

the throw; SAYLOR advanced to third. KO grounded out to p. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 3rd - Baum, J. homered to left center, RBI. Berezay, M.

singled up the middle. Glasgow, R. singled to right center; Berezay, M. advanced to

second. Brindza, W. hit by pitch; Glasgow, R. advanced to second; Berezay, M.

advanced to third. Hamren, E. singled to left field, RBI; Brindza, W. advanced to

second; Glasgow, R. advanced to third; Berezay, M. scored. MUIR to p for WELLS.

Oliveira, J. singled to third base, RBI; Hamren, E. advanced to second; Brindza, W.

advanced to third; Glasgow, R. scored. Hall, D. struck out swinging. Ching, A.

singled up the middle, RBI; Oliveira, J. advanced to second; Hamren, E. advanced to

third; Brindza, W. scored. Ross, J. struck out swinging. Baum, J. lined out to 2b.

4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

BYU Cougars 4th - NIELSEN walked. MOLINA struck out swinging. VARGAS flied

out to rf. NIELSEN stole second. WALTON walked. VILLEZCAS reached on a fielder's

choice to shortstop; WALTON out at second ss unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 2 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 4th - Berezay, M. hit by pitch. Berezay, M. advanced to second

on a passed ball. Glasgow, R. walked. Brindza, W. fouled out to c. Glasgow, R.

advanced to second; Berezay, M. out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. Hamren, E.

struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 5th - SAYLOR popped up to ss. HIESTAND popped up to ss. NELSON

flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 5th - Oliveira, J. singled up the middle. Hall, D. grounded

out to 1b unassisted, SAC, bunt; Oliveira, J. advanced to second. Ching, A. walked.

Ross, J. flied out to cf; Oliveira, J. advanced to third. Baum, J. struck out

swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

BYU Cougars 6th - KO struck out swinging. NIELSEN struck out swinging. MOLINA

grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 6th - Berezay, M. flied out to cf. Glasgow, R. walked.

Glasgow, R. advanced to second on an error by p. Glasgow, R. picked off, out at

second p to 2b. Brindza, W. struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0

LOB.

BYU Cougars 7th - VARGAS struck out swinging. WALTON grounded out to ss.

VILLEZCAS out at first 1b to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 7th - HIGHMARK to p for MUIR. Hamren, E. struck out swinging,

out at first c to 1b. Oliveira, J. grounded out to 3b. Hall, D. singled to third

base, bunt. Ching, A. struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

BYU Cougars 8th - Stolp, E. to p for Massetti, L.. SAYLOR struck out

swinging. HIESTAND lined out to cf. NELSON grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0

errors, 0 LOB.

Pacific Tigers 8th - Ross, J. struck out looking. Baum, J. struck out

swinging. Berezay, M. struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

BYU Cougars 9th - Spurgeon, S. to p for Stolp, E.. KO singled up the middle.

BANKS pinch ran for KO. NIELSEN struck out swinging. CROSBY pinch hit for MOLINA.

CROSBY struck out looking; BANKS advanced to second. CARTER pinch hit for VARGAS.

CARTER reached on an error by 2b; BANKS advanced to third on the error, scored,

unearned. WALTON flied out to lf. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

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